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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Anna the Prophetess: A Novel By H.B. Moore: Blog Tour Review and Giveaway for$25 Amazon Gift Card and a Free Copy of ’Anna the Prophetess’

Product Details

  • Title: Anna The Prophetess: A Novel
  • Author: H.B. Moore
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (August 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1524406791
  • ****I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review****

Book Summary
Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called a prophetess in the Gospels. When Anna’s great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia’s parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna’s life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt’s life is far from lonely—it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith. As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord’s will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ’s birth.

My Review
I have loved all of the past books written by H.B. Moore about historical figures from either the Book of Mormon or the Bible. Anna the Prophetess now is one of my favorites. I started reading and was swept up into the story from the first pages. I've long wondered who Anna really was. I knew she'd been a Prophetess that worked in the temple in Jerusalem and was there when Mary and Joseph brought in the baby Jesus after his birth. I was amazed at how Moore brought to life Anna's story using true facts and fiction.

The story is told from several different viewpoints, but mainly Anna's. The novel starts when Anna is very old and her great-niece, Julia, comes to stay with her awhile. Then Anna shares the story of her life and we go into the past. This was such a wonderful way to get to know Anna and grow to love this character. There were many tender scenes between Julia, her father Phanuel, brother Michael, and her future husband Josiah. 

The main theme that I found in the story was one of patience,especially as one is going through trials in life. This is so timely in my life and many others may find it the same for them. In this novel Anna is shown as living through many trials, but her faith and patience brought many blessings to her, especially at the end of her life when she was able to meet the baby Jesus. The end of the story brought me to tears and gave me chills. Honestly, this is such a beautiful story with great characters and a setting from a wonderful part of the New Testament. If you love retellings from the scriptures, a fabulously written story, and a love story that will warm your heart, then Anna the Prophetess would be a good read for you.

Meet Author H.B. Moore:

Heather B. Moore is a four-time USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels which are set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She’s not old and doesn’t remember the time period, so Google has become a great friend. Although she spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to forget the smells. Heather writes historicals and thrillers under H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including The Newport Ladies Book Club, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthologies. Heather’s USA Today bestselling titles include Heart of the Ocean, Mail Order Bride, Mistress Grim, and Poetic Justice. Heather also writes Young Adult speculative under pen name Jane Redd, which includes the Solstice series. Foreign publications include Das Grab der Konigin (Germany), Drommen om lykke (Norway), and Sommer og kjaerlighet (Norway).
Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.
Heather is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Agency. Foreign rights or subsidiary rights inquiries, please contact Lauren Abramo: labramo (at) dystel (dot) com
If you’re an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company:

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1 comment:

  1. Good review. Sounds very interesting read. Thank you for the chance.